OOP notions for graphic design components.

Posted: January 28, 2012 at 11:32 am

I over heard some designers on the bus last night talking about having to create 70 designs for the same layout and how much of a pain it was. It reminded me of this idea I had back when I worked on a commercial design project, which was to have image files have a similar structure as OOP classes. Layers in each image could be class members, and therefore a new image derived from that image class would inherent the same layers. New layers could be added, but the changes in the parent layers would automatically be included in child layers. This could also apply to objects in vector files.

But really, I think there just needs to me more computational and generative design tools for these problems, rather than hand constructing each of 70 designs from the same layout…